Elizabeth Kelly: Tangerine Gold
National Art Glass Gallery: 22 October 2010 - 16 January 2011
Tangerine Gold on display in the National Art Glass Gallery, 2010
Elizabeth Kelly, a Canberra-based glass artist, presents a range of recent work that combines exquisite skill and beauty with a deep concern for environmental sustainability. Kelly's art practice is currently engaged with the architectural and engineering potential of glass, and the built environment is a major theme in her work. She is interested in how systems and patterns function in construction engineering, and has adapted industrial production methods to small-scale studio practice, experimenting with techniques of mutliple casting of glass components to make large-scale sculptural forms. She is also interested in exploiting the propoerties of natural light within these glass structures and colour is a very considered element in the work.
Kelly travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia before commencing a full-time factory traineeship in glass blowing in 1985 at the Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Centre in Adelaide. After studying at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts and the Australian National University School of Art, she taught at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, for several years. Upon completion of her Masters degree in 1997, she commenced a three-year contract as Head of Glass Workshop at the Jam Factory. In 2003, Kelly established Studio Tangerine in Canberra, a purpose-built, self-funded glass design and sculpture studio where she continues to work.
Global Opening Function
When: Friday 12 November 2010, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, National Art Glass Gallery